Staying up to date on Lucid

Asked by osterchrisi on 2011-04-30

Hello!

I know this might be a really stupid question but: How can I stay updated with the latest stable release on Lucid? I once tried to play around a bit with Bazaar but I really don't get how to use it.
Since I work with Lucid Lynx, I'm kina stuck with KiCad version 20090216 from my repositories.

I would super appreciate any help as how to stay updated with the latest stable releases please!
Thanks a lot!

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2011-04-30
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2011-04-30
mycae (mycae) said : #1

You can try rebuilding the .deb packages, as shown here.
http://www.moosechips.com/2008/09/ubuntu-rebuild-a-source-package/

Download the three files from the Oneiric repository, the .orig.tar.gz the .diff.tar.gz and the .dsc file into the same folder

open a terminal, then change to that folder using the "cd" command.

Now run

dpkg-source -x *dsc

This will download the correct package to rebuild. If you "apt-get source kicad" you will get the version from your current repo.

Best mycae (mycae) said : #2

oops, the Oneiric files are here:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/kicad

osterchrisi (osterchrisi) said : #3

Thanks mycae, that solved my question.